Adults Learning cover: student at workbenchAdults Learning

Adults Learning is essential reading for adult education practitioners and policy makers, offering an informed mix of news, analysis, expert commentary and feature writing, dedicated to adult learning. Published 10 times a year, each issue is filled with in-depth and topical articles written by leading practitioners and experts in the field.

Contents of current issue (April 2009):


Commentary: You say you want a revolution...

While the new money on offer is modest, the rhetoric of The Learning Revolution, the Government's informal adult learning White Paper, is a welcome echo of David Blunkett's preface to The Learning Age and in marked contrast to the language of the skills strategy, writes Alan Tuckett

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The revolution’s here

There is consensus across the three main parties that adult learning, in all its forms, matters. As the Government publishes its White Paper on informal adult learning, we ask what they think needs to be done about it

Revolutionary road

Last month, the Government published The Learning Revolution, its long-awaited White Paper on informal adult learning. We asked some of the key players and commentators whether they thought the paper lived up to its optimistic title

Mind the funding gap

The Government’s decision to withdraw funding for students who already have a qualification of equal status has resulted in the closure of lifelong learning courses across England, with some universities shutting down their public programmes altogether. As the full extent of the damage becomes clear, the clamour for ministers to reverse the policy is growing ever more intense, reports Paul Stanistreet

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A perfect storm

The withdrawal of funding for students studying for an ELQ has created a near ‘perfect storm’ for university lifelong learning. The Government should reverse the decision and allow HE lifelong learning centres to focus on more than just survival, says Bill Jones

Credit where it’s due

The Credit for Patients project gives people with a long-term illness the opportunity to get credit for learning they do to cope with their condition. The positive results for both patients and carers demonstrate the strong links between health and education, writes Steve Johnson


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